This course emphasizes expository writing for academic and business purposes. It guides students in developing ideas and their expression, specific writing skills, correct sentence structure, and critical thinking. Students will learn several organizational or rhetorical forms, such as cause and effect, argumentation, comparison and contrast, and persuasion. They will read and analyze samples of various discourse styles or texts. They will also collaborate in pairs or groups to refine their skills in writing and editing.
Title: Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook, 9th Ed., 2010
Author: Reinking, J.A & Osten, R.
ISBN-10: 0205689442 / ISBN-13: 9780205689446
Title: The Little, Brown Essential Handbook, 8th Ed., 2013
Author: Aaron, J.E.
ISBN-10: 0321920325 / ISBN-13: 9780321920324